Present. Perfect.

Wan Mei Xian Zai Shi 
identity
society
art & creativity
Asia
Shengze Zhu
USA, Hong Kong
2019
124min
Mandarin Chinese, Different Chinese Regional Dialects
English Subtitle
Archive of the Planet

Far beyond the gleaming lives of popular Chinese live-streaming anchors, another world emerges of ordinary broadcasters conveying their not so ordinary struggles. Creating a unique visual world in her black and white compilation film, Shengze Zhu shows us a man suffering from a rare disease, a single mother working in a factory, and other lonesome and isolated heroes who pour their hearts into a hollow, virtual space, hoping to satisfy the craving for human connection that is sorely missing from their real lives.

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limited no. of tickets
Producer: 
Zhengfan Yang
Co-producer: 
Yang Wang
Editor: 
Shengze Zhu
Sound: 
Aymeric Dupas
Production info: 
Burn the Film, Zhengfan Yang & Shengze Zhu, burnthefilm@gmail.com, http://burnthefilm.org/
Distribution info: 
Pascale Ramonda pascale@pascaleramonda.com http://www.pascaleramonda.com
Awards: 
Cinema Eye Honors 2020 Spotlight Award
IFFR 2019 Tiger Award
RIDM Montreal DFF 2019 Grand Prize for Best International Feature